SC040035 - FLOODsite Liaison FFandW

Theme:Incident Management and Community
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/12/2004
End date:13/03/2012
Keywords:
  • Flood Defence
Contractor:
  • Salford University, Biological Sciences,
  • WS Atkins,
  • Collingwood Environmental Planning,
  • HR Wallingford
Contact:

PROJECT SUMMARY

The project was established to inform the Environment Agency of the most relevant outcomes from a series of tasks undertake during the 4 year, £14million, European FLOODsite research programme. The project looked at five tasks which covered: socio-economic flood damage, assessing risk to life, flood warning benefits and socio-economic data use, risk perception, flood awareness and social resilience, developments in flash flood modelling, and evacuation planning.

It is important to note that:

  1. The FLOODsite research programme produced a large amount of new knowledge and advancements relevant to the work of flood forecasting and flood incident management.
  2. FLOODsite developments (from Task 9) are assisting the Environment Agency in improving the understanding of the costs and benefits of flood incident management.
  3. New insights into risk perception, communication and flood awareness (from Task 11) have fed into new developments in flood incident management.

To find out more about the project visit the  FLOODsite webpages